Have a BA in Film and TV Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts (Los Angeles). I've written and directed serval short films of various budgets and sizes that have travelled on the festival curcuit. Live in Norway, like to travel, interested in international collaborations. For contact, please reach me through: www.oivindnaess.com
Unique traits: Actor's director. Will work very hard to get the best performances.
Beyond the Rye
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Bored with his simple life in Norway, Espen comes to California as a foreign exchange student seeking a deeper purpose in life. At his new high school, he joins the tennis team and quickly wins new friends, but finds himself making compromising choices in order to fit in. After his girlfriend cheats on him at a New Year's party, Espen considers an early return to Norway. He seeks guidance from his host parents and his English teacher, who convince him to stay and finish the school year. When his girlfriend apologizes and wants him back, he finds the strength to forgive her and rebuild his friendships in the remaining weeks of the exchange program. When he gets humiliated in front of his classmates at prom, Espen must dig deeper than ever before to find the truth of who he is, before his sense of humanity is shattered. Written by European Studios
Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer When an office robot attempts to express its affection for a co-worker, the fragile balance between the employees in the office is pushed to a tipping point.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Director A dysfunctional psychiatrist tries to break through to his final patient - a frustrated teen struggling with Tourette's syndrome.
Film (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Ivan Cohen is a young boy living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world.
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Director High school student Cole decides to act on a crush. His love interest, Lena, is older and wrapped up in issues with the opposite sex. When Cole opens the door and steps into her life they both change, forever.
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Director A shy 14-year-old girl with a crush on her fitness coach must compete with her older sister for his attention.
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Faced with the loss of his friend and the urges of withdrawal, a heroin addict embarks on an unexpected journey with a young boy to find a lost dog.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Director Young Max Aldeen undertakes his first day at a new school. When asked to speak in front of class, memories of a discouraging past come to mind. Too afraid to reveal his true talent, Max seems to fall into social withdrawal, until a new friend comes to his rescue. Written by Oivind Naess
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BEST FILM - Tourette Film Festival, Warsaw
University of Southern California